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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen. Pic: Sue Ryder / Colin Hattersley Photography

Extension granted for neurological centre in Aberdeen

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder has announced that planning permission to extend Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen, has been granted.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Councillor Geva Blackett and Councillor Iris Walker

Call to register defibrillators

Two local councillors have backed a Registration to Resuscitation campaign launched by the Scottish Ambulance Service this week.

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Dave Thomson.

One-stop shop for veterans piloted in Banchory

A “new, unique and local” support provision is being piloted in Banchory to create a one-stop shop for veterans.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Additional £16.2m allocated to Grampian’s health services

An additional £16.2 million will be allocated to NHS Grampian in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin.

Aberdeenshire MSP supports sign language training for health workers

A north east MSP has asked the Scottish Government to ensure that health workers providing end of life care are offered training in British Sign Language (BSL).

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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